How to make a One Man Band Workstation with IOS Apps...
How to make a One Man Band Workstation with IOS apps?
As requested by several users interested in creating an IOS Arranger Style Workstation.
When making a “Song “ my usual basic bones of a song compose of:
- Synth Pads as the backing
- Melody or leads Synth
To be able to get this going to will need the following apps:
- AudioBus 3
- Lumbeats Drum Apps (Any will do).
- Any favorite Synths
Many here might not be interested, but if there are times you feel completely overwhelmed by the sheer amount of time it takes to create a Drum track, Bass Track, or even make everything sound cohesive and pro sounding, then you might be a little interested in this thread.
You might learn how you can get your “Song” creativity going instead of making endless loops which never go anywhere.
You might be able to, in a sense, just hit “Play” and let all the Virtual midi Musicians make music with you as you guide them all in realtime as to what “Chords” to play.
Is it perfect? Nope. Complete? Nope. I still believe more can be done but because of AudioBus 3, Lumbeats iBassist and all their Drum Apps, AUM and the sheer amount of Synth apps available, we are now so close to having an IOS Arranger Style Workstation that is solid and stable to Jam, Record and or compose in realtime!
Even better, we now also have the ability to record all the realtime playing via midi into amazing apps such as Xequence, Cubasis Photon,or the DAW of your choice.
As posted in another thread:
Here’s a short video clip of Navichord’s amazing Song Mode and realtime chord progression entry. All hosted in AudioBus 3.
Navichord’s channel one “Voice 1” is sending midi Bass chord data to iBassist via midi channel 1.
iBassist is in Live Midi-in Mode. Although iBassist’s Live Pads are loaded up, Navichord’s Song Mode allows me to free up my hands to switch Live Pads, although I’d prefer to do it via Midi program change, this is currently only a workaround.
Navichord is also sending the Midi chord progression data to Z3TA Synth via midi Channel 3 in AB3.
Navichord is also sending Lead Pad midi data via channel 4 to Addictive Synth Pro AU in AB3.
Drums are being handled by faithfull Rock Drummer!
Hope this short video reveals the amazing potential these apps have to create backing songs in a matter of minutes and not weeks.
Also, please excuse the poor video arrangement as I’m not quite good at video editing and it was hard to align the music with video but hope it gets the message across.
Any comments are welcome.
AB3 preset to follow later.
Thanks for any and all ideas or input on how to make this setup even better.